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(a) On receipt of a signed written complaint concerning a registrant by the Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending, the commissioner or the commissioner's designee:
(1) shall notify the representative designated by the registrant in the registration application in writing of the complaint and provide a copy of the complaint to the representative;
(2) may conduct an investigation with authority to access, receive, and use in the investigation any books, accounts, records, files, documents, information, or other evidence; and
(3) may request that the registrant provide documentary and other evidence considered by the commissioner necessary to effectively evaluate the complaint, including correspondence, loan documents, and disclosures.
(b) A registrant shall promptly provide any evidence requested by the commissioner.
(c) Information obtained by the commissioner during an investigation is confidential unless disclosure of the information is permitted or required by other law or court order. The commissioner may share information gathered during an investigation with any state or federal agency.
(d) In addition to the registration fee, the finance commission by rule may impose a complaint investigation fee on a registrant based on the costs incurred by the Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending resulting from the investigation of complaints against the registrant.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Texas Finance Code - FIN § 158.102. Investigation of Complaints Against Registrant; Surcharge - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/finance-code/fin-sect-158-102/
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